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Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right arm/hand, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae in a 58 year old?

Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right arm/hand, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae in a 58 year old?

Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Shoulder pain and right arm numbness took B12 vit. Thngs imprved, last time I hit the gym found sudden drop of strength in right arm?

Shoulder pain and right arm numbness took B12 vit. Thngs imprved, last time I hit the gym found sudden drop of strength in right arm?

Get a check up: I would suggest to contact your physician today to undergo a detailef history of the symptoms and followed by a thorough physical exam. He may order dome x-ray or MRI of spine to get the confimative diagnosis. In mean time, I would advise you to putneck collar to prevent any further injury to spine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stiff neck that clicks when I move it, pins and needles from neck down right arm. R shoulder pain. What should I do? Numbness in arm- dead arm?

"pinched nerve": Sounds like you have a "pinched nerve" in your cervical vertebrae. See your family physician who may see fit to send you to an osteopathiic physician or a physiotherapist and maybe order an x-ray of your cervical spine. ...Read more

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Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Sleeping on your arm: Puts a great deal of pressure on your rotator cuff and drives the cuff up into your shoulder blade and collarbone. It is akin to someone clamping you thigh for eight hours it is going to hurt. Furthermore your ac joint also can become inflamed. Finally the nerves in you arm get stretched and irritated. Try sleeping in a recliner, wear a shoulder immobilizer, or sleep with your back supported. ...Read more

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I've experienced lots of neck and shoulder pain and numbness in my arms and hands. What could this be?

I've experienced lots of neck and shoulder pain and numbness in my arms and hands. What could this be?

Usually it: Is musculoskeletal. Your pillow may be the culprit. Too high or too low can cause neck and shoulder pain, if the numbness is persistent in one arm or hand then further evaluation by a doctor is recommended ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

See a neurologist: You must see a neurologist. You have definite signs of either diseased or pinched nerves in neck or brachial plexus on right side. ...Read more

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Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.

Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.

Pain: Not being a spinal surgeon can't be sure but it sure sounds from your description that it stems from the cervical level of your spine. See a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain-popping, with arm/hand pain numbness. Done pt, tens, and cervical epidurals. Mri of neck ok emg showed abnormalities but symptoms worse?

EMG should show: If you had a normal cervical spine MRI it is no surprise that epidurals were ineffective. The EMG you said is abnormal - it should suggest the nerves affected and allow your pain management physician to develop a diagnosis and treatment options. If your doctor can not seem to help, consider obtaining another medical opinion. ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain, numbness in my hand, tingling sensation from my wrist to my elbow, and neck pain. What could it be?

I have shoulder pain, numbness in my hand, tingling sensation from my wrist to my elbow, and neck pain. What could it be?

DOUBLE CRUSH INJURY: The symptoms you are describing may result from a cervical disc herniation with compression of a nerve root. This pain may radiate down the arm into the hand with associated numbness and tingling of the affected nerve pathway. Additionally, you may also be describing a compression of the median nerve at the wrist with resulting carpal tunnel syndrome. If you can see your pcp for a referral. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER for my right shoulder pain hurts to move arm and not move arm then sends pain down arm to hand and makes it numb and tingly?

See a Dr asap: This sounds like a nerve problem, may be chronic neck problem or a recent onset - depends of more history... Either way get an appointment with a spine / orthopedics specialists. ...Read more

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I have arm pain and I'm not sure what it is I'm 22 yrs. Old and I've been having right hand/arm/shoulder pain since may of this year. It started out as feeling like an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. It's an ove

I have arm pain and I'm not sure what it is I'm 22 yrs. Old and I've been having right hand/arm/shoulder pain since may of this year. It started out as feeling like an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. It's an ove

Check the neck: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Hand/arm/shoulder pain could be referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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His. Of neck injury w/ surg. It curr. Clicks, crunches and some pain. Arms & hands numb and tingle esp. When sleeping. Some shoulder pain. Thoughts?

Neurosurgeon: You have chronic damage to neck structures but with symptoms affecting your arms, hands and even your shoulder, you're most likely having pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots and should be followed by a neurosurgeon to avoid permanent damage and arm weakness. ...Read more

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Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some?

Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?

Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?

Disc herniation: Your symptoms could be related to a cervical or thoracic disk herniation. The chest pain could also be musculoskeletal (from your chest wall) like costochondritis. It's important to make sure your symptoms are not from other internal organs as you indicated. Discuss other possible musculoskeletal causes of your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have right shoulder pain and my right thumb is numb. The shoulder pain is not always constant but sometimes my arm feels like it is burning.?

See a doctor: Thanks for messaging. Your description points to two nerves, C5 and C6. Your doctor will think about common conditions, but also thoracic outlet syndrome and other conditions that can affect the upper brachial plexus. An in-person examination will determine what tests you might need so you can get the right treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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58 yr old, male. Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right hand/arm, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae?

58 yr old, male. Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right hand/arm, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae?

Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Dizziness, sore shoulder, sore ear, aching cheek under eye, numbness in arm. All on the left hand side. Any ideas?

Dizziness, sore shoulder, sore ear, aching cheek under eye, numbness in arm. All on the left hand side. Any ideas?

R/O MS: With these multiple systemic symptoms you should be seen by a Neurophthalmologist or Neurologist to rule out MS. ...Read more

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Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more